Adobe Photoshop Advanced

1 day

Course Overview

Photoshop is a leading graphic creation application, popular among graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers. Photoshop’s numerous features work together to provide a comprehensive toolset for you, the design professional. This course delves into some of the more advanced image creation and editing techniques, and offers you hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects.

Course Objectives

  • Use brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images
  • Apply vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects
  • Apply advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects
  • Apply actions and batch processing to automate tasks
  • Edit video by using timelines, transitions, graphics, titles, and animation
  • Set project requirements by identifying the purpose, audience, copyright rules, and project management tasks

Target student

This course targets professional or amateur graphic designers and illustrators who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to create visual media.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with the following tasks:

Identify the basic components of Adobe Bridge and the Photoshop workspace.
Define image size and resolution.
Add and modify Photoshop layers.
Use tools to select, crop, and move images.
Work with image adjustment properties to correct and retouch photographic images.
Open and modify an image in Camera Raw.
Prepare images for print and web.

To meet this prerequisite, you can take the course Adobe Photoshop Introduction.

Course Outline

Creating Raster Images

  • Draw with Brushes
  • Create Gradients
  • Apply Tool Presets

Applying Vector Image Tools

  • Create Images with Vector Paths
  • Apply the Shape Drawing Tools
  • Work with Type
  • Apply Type Special Effects

Applying Advanced Layer Techniques

  • Modify Images with Masks
  • Apply Special Effects by Using Filters
  • Apply Special Effects to Layers
  • Apply Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing

Automating Tasks

  • Create and Apply Actions
  • Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

Editing Video

  • Edit Video
  • Add Graphics, Titles, and Animation to Video

Setting Project Requirements

  • Identify Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
  • Adhere to Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
  • Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities